Around the Landfill Sites: A groundtruthing of solid waste management law across landfill sites in coastal areas of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka

By CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program
9 March 2018

Around the landfill sites: A groundtruthing of solid waste management law across landfill sites in coastal areas of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, highlights a community-led groundtruthing exercise in relation to the operation of municipal solid waste processing units and landfills along coastal Uttara Kannada in Karnataka. Through the process of groundtruthing, discussions about the impacts faced by the people living near the waste processing units and landfills were carried out. The status of implementation of the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 and compliance with clearance and consent
conditions were studied during this exercise. Issues were identified based on impacts arising out of non-compliance with the law and conditions. Evidence was collected in this regard and presented to the relevant regulatory authorities for action. This document explains the process of groundtruthing, nature of violations, impacts on people and the remedies sought.